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    SMBA

    Sewing Machine Basics (Paperback)

    Jane Bolsover

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    Learn how to make the most from your sewing machine with Sewing Machine Basics: A Step-by-step Course for First-time Stitchers - an invaluable guide for those new to the joys of sewing.

    A comprehensive guide that takes the mystery out of the sewing machine, the book shows the easiest ways for beginners to use - and make the most of - one of them. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, the book will show you how to thread it and wind bobbins and explain why tension is important and help you choose the right needles.

    There is also information on the basic sewing kit you will need, alongside advice on the best fabrics. The chapters eventually build into a complete sewing course, with instructions on how to make everything from cushion covers, lampshades, stylish accessories, bags and scarves.
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    LTQU

    Little Quilts (Paperback)

    Sarah Fielke

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    Doll-sized quilts can be completed quickly and inexpensively and even be made into cushion covers, runners or wall decorations. They can also be made as a trial or practice run for larger craft projects. Little Quilts from Sarah Fiekle and Amy Lobsiger features 15 projects for any quilter to complete.

    With step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for each project, you'll soon be making a number of striking designs - and learning new sewing techniques and design concepts at the same time. A brilliant book for anyone interested in starting quilting, and for those who have established their skills and now want to elaborate on them.
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    STOS

    Start to Stitch (Paperback)

    Claire Buckley

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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
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    MMSB
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    Who better than May Martin to show you how to sew! With 40 years' experience in teaching people how to sew and a doyenne of the Women's Institute, the Great British Sewing Bee star knows everything there is about this skilled craft and will be your perfect guide to starting sewing.

    Throughout the Sewing Bible, she gives readers all the information they need - from setting up your sewing space to providing a list of all the essential sewing equipment. She also offers step-by-step instructions for over 40 amazing sewing projects, ranging from womenswear, menswear and kidswear to home furnishings.

    As well as all this, there are top tips and advice on sewing techniques including hemming, overlocking, seams and fastenings. With May Martin's Sewing Bible, you'll be an expert sewer in no time!
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    HYHE

    Half Yard Heaven (Paperback)

    Debbie Shore

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    Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven: Easy Sewing Projects Using Left-Over Pieces of Fabric will show you how to use up all the scraps and oddments that are inevitably left over from previous projects or sold cheaply at fabric stores!

    Armed with just a sewing machine and basic kit, you could be making gorgeous projects in no time at all. Among the 26 projects are aprons, bags, padded coat hangers and wash bags. With basic techniques explained in a clear and concise manner, the book also features inspiring photography.
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    KNAH

    Knitted Animal Hats (Paperback)

    Fiona Goble

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    Combining simple knitting techniques with soft, colourful yarn, you can create 35 fantastic, cute and cuddly animal hats with the help of the 35 unique designs in Knitted Animal Hats.

    From hats for tiny babies including Buzzy Bee, Tweet the Robin, and Rudy the Rabbit, to something cosy for the bigger little ones like Blizzard the Reindeer and Otto the Octopus, the superbly simple designs - with easy to follow instructions - are ideal for those who have just started knitting as their new hobby.

    With clear step-by-step instructions and photographs to help out with the all-important creature features, the book is the perfect partner for beginner knitters - or the more-experienced knitter who may be in need of a little inspiration.
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    SCFA

    Super-Cute Felt Animals (Paperback)

    Laura Howard

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    Create creatures from the land, the sea and air in Laura Howard's Super-Cute Felt Animals.

    Among the felt projects you will be able to make are fish, birds, zoo animals and woodland creatures, while there are also extras such as toadstools and acorns to help you set a familiar scene for your new friends. There are also domestic pet felt projects to delight fans of dogs and cats.

    There are projects for all skill levels, and each design has clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions. If you need to brush up on a stitch, there's a helpful techniques section, and there are lots of tips and tricks to make your animal creations really look special.
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    CECF

    Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Incorporate a number of beautiful floral motifs and decorations into your crochet projects with the help of Nicki Trench's Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers.

    With step-by-step instructions, 35 projects are featured in the book and all are presented in a pastel colour palette that is complemented by crocheted flowers. Starting with Simple Stitches like easy purses, pin cushions and brooches, the projects evolve so you will soon be mastering how to make everything from Cushions & Throws to Kitchen Essentials and Snug & Cosy Accessories.

    A Crochet Know-how section reveals all the stitches that are required to make the projects featured too!
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    KACC

    Kirstie's Christmas Crafts (Hardback)

    Kirstie Allsopp

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    Do you want to treat your friends and family to something extra special this Christmas time? Kirstie Allsopp can show you how to make home-made gifts that will dazzle everyone from your closest friend to those family members that you just never know what to buy for...

    Festive gifts, cards and decorations are all featured among the 50 projects in this hardback book and all of them have easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Suitable for all abilities, whether you prefer to make, bake or create, Kirstie's ideas will help you show the special people in your life just how much you care this Christmas.
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    CRFT

    Craft (Hardback)

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    From textile crafts to beadwork and soap making to glass work, Craft is the most comprehensive compendium on the market crammed with more than 50 contemporary projects and over 300 techniques for crafters of all abilities.

    Follow step-by-step photographs, simple text and advice on the tools and materials you need to create your own beautiful objects from a wide range of disciplines so you'll never be short of something wonderful to make. A huge range of crafts are given a modern twist guaranteed to whet the appetite of crafters of all levels. Full of inspiration and practical advice, Craft is the ideal bible for every crafter's bookshelf.
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    LTKN

    Learn to Knit, Love to Knit (Paperback)

    Anna Wilkinson

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    A very talented knitwear designer, newcomer Anna Wilkinson provides 20 stunning projects for the knitting novice in Learn to Knit, Love to Knit.

    With clear step-by-step instructions and brilliant photographs, the book also provides information on helpful techniques and tips. From a Detachable Lace Collar to an Eyelet Lace Top and a Textured Cape, this is a brilliant book for anyone who wants to start knitting, especially those who prefer to use circular needles.
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    LTSP

    Love to Sew Pack - 2 Books (Collection)

    Christa Rolf/Salli-Ann Cook

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    Full of gorgeous, inspirational and creative ideas, this two-book Love to Sew set is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to sew!

    The Pincushions book offers easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions for a range of funny, quirky, whimsical and downright bizarre pincushions. By following these, you could be proudly displaying your pins in everything from a fried egg to a mini monster or even a voodoo doll - if you dare!

    Simple Patchwork Gifts offers stunningly simple projects that range from fashion accessories to table decorations, cosy quilts and many other gift ideas. Suitable for novices and experts, the book is packed with beautiful photographs of the completed projects too.

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    WSBS
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    Over 100 woodworking techniques from joints to finishing. With Woodwork Step by Step you can tackle every type of carpentry project with confidence- create a shelf, a coat rack or even a chair. In an age where household objects are mass produced, nothing beats working with wood to create a unique object you've built to last. This book makes woodwork simple, showing step-by-step how to master woodworking tools and techniques and gives woodwork plans that explain exactly how to get the perfect results. You'll be able to learn how do everything from preparing wood to planing and sanding and create anything from chopping boards to wine racks. A gallery of all the key woodworking equipment, materials and suitable woods means that you'll never be left puzzling over what to use to get started. This book assumes no knowledge and explains techniques in start-to-finish detail, so you can fast track through woodworking with accessible and easily achievable projects. Woodwork Step by Step is ideal for beginners at woodwork and DIY or old hands looking to dust off the cobwebs and start working in wood again (content previously published in The Woodwork Manual 9781405332064).
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    ULCC
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    This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - the Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbeatable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.

    Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.

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    ECWE

    Easy Crochet: Weekend (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Ideal for both beginners and more experienced crocheters, Easy Crochet: Weekend has 30 quick projects ranging from cushions and scarves to bags and hats that readers will love getting stuck in to.

    With a host of short crochet projects that can help and entertain you while away the weekend, the book contains step-by-step instructions and friendly text to help you with the projects. Among the book's highlights are Fingerless Mitts, a Felted Bag and a Spiral Table Mat - the perfect centrepiece for your next gathering!
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    EKWE

    Easy Knitting: Weekend (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Easy Knitting: Weekend shows how if you can knit a few basic stitches, you can create a whole range of fantastic projects for around the home and to wear.

    From hats and scarves to bags and cushions, the book has a huge range of gorgeous ideas to knit in a weekend. With step-by-step instructions for every project, the book is the ideal guide to knitting for beginners - and more experienced knitters - and among the highlights are Funky Phone Covers, Cable-trimmed Slippers and Bright Aran Cushions.
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    TDRA

    50 Things to Draw (Paperback)

    Ed Tadem

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    Packed with helpful step-by-step projects for improving your artistry abilities, 50 Things to Draw walks you through 50 creative drawing projects to help you develop your freehand drawing skills so that you can master the art of sketching in no time.

    Whether you are an expert or amateur artist, this paperback book - filled with delightful illustrations to aid budding artists - will enhance the realism, flair and artistic depth of your creations, turning your doodles into stunning works of art. It will even tell you which pencils are most suitable for different types of shade, how to construct faces and much, much more...
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    MOPP 7 years +

    How To Make Paper Planes (Paperback)

    Mari Ono

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    How to Make Paper Planes and Other Flying Objects provides ideas for 35 step-by-step origami projects that will swoop, dive, guide and fly in an instant. The brilliant flying objects and animals can be made in a matter of minutes and the instructions are accompanied by all the paper you need to complete the projects. With ideas for rockets, space shuttles and other flying objects, Mari Ono and Roshin Ono's book will provide you with instant access to the joy of origami.
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    ORIF

    Origami Farm (Paperback)

    Mari Ono

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    Part of the bestselling origami book-and-paper packs from CICO, Origami Farm is a fun collection of farmyard origami projects, brilliant for children or adults alike. With simple step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and design skill ratings so you can progress at your own pace, this book is great for learning an inexpensive hobby and includes 50 sheets of specifically designed origami paper so you can get started straight away.

    Make your own rabbit, chicken, lamb, duck, farm house and more with this amazing and helpful paperback with flaps. It is sure to help you enjoy some creative time with friends and family.
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    KWGN

    Knitting With Giant Needles (Hardback)

    Hanna Charlotte Erhorn

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    For anyone who is a weekend knitter or a crafter with a few hours to spare, Knitting with Giant Needles could be just the book. Focusing on the latest trend of knitting with giant needles, the book will help you create beautiful and unique accessories for your wardrobe and home in next to no time. Among the 35 inventive and practical projects are scarves, shoulder bags, cushions and blankets and the step-by-step instructions will appeal to newcomers and experienced knitters alike.
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    SEWC

    Sewing School Basics (Paperback)

    Jane Bolsover

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    A complete sewing course for first-time sewers, or even an aid to the most accomplished stitcher, Sewing School Basics is packed full of useful tips to improve sewing technique. Beginning with useful information on what equipment to purchase, uses of common fabrics and how to use paper patterns. 12 workshops build on the most basic of hand-sewing techniques and, once mastered, advanced dressmaking skills are introduced in a step-by-step manner which reinforces the skills learned earlier in the book.

    From simple hand-embroidered cushions and throws to shirred sundresses and pleated skirts; and encouraging the development of embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking and curtain-making techniques; the book - including beautiful colour photographs and artworks - will give you all the skills you need.
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    BEEG

    Bird, Bee & Bug Houses (Paperback)

    Derek Jones

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    Create enticing habitats to attract birds and insects to a garden with 30 step-by-step, illustrated projects - many suitable even for the novice - with Bird, Bee and Bug Houses. Including specific information on habit requirements for different species, such projects prove to be very popular with aspiring woodworkers.

    For many years, people have enjoyed creating enticing habitats for birds of all shapes and sizes - which come in every conceivable shape and size - and in recent years, houses for insects have grown hugely in popularity, too. Bird, Bee and Bug Houses explains all you need to know to create the perfect habitat for each chosen species.

    Covering materials needed to create the house, deciding on a location and choosing an appropriate design, in total, there are 30 projects to choose from, each with step-by-step illustrations to guide you through the process.
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    MMFF

    Mollie Makes Feathered Friends (Hardback)

    Mollie Makes

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    Craft fans will immerse themselves in this inspiring book from the team at Mollie Makes. Feathered Friends brings together ten designers and makers who have provided 20 exclusive projects, all based around the ever-popular theme of birds. With ideas for handmade accessories, cards and gifts, the book provides full step-by-step instructions for knitting, crochet, sewing and papercraft projects, as well as beautiful photography to help you complete your projects in style.
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    LCIC
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    Build your skills, gain confidence and learn how to make a foundation chain and crochet your first stitches in A Little Course in Crochet. From the experts at DK, the book has a number of easy step-by-step projects and explains all the basics in an accessible style. Starting simple, the handbook will help you master the basic stitches, enabling you to create colourful bracelets and mobile phone covers and then build on these skills by mastering more tricky projects like cushion covers, hats and square blankets before. Finally, you'll be able to take your new-found skills further and crochet shopping bags, cuddly children's toys and even cardigans for babies.